FDM 5 Preview (Build 4726.1)

We are rolling out a new update to FDM 5 Preview, it is mainly focused on fixing some known bugs, but it also improves usability in ways suggested by our users.

When installing a new build, you will be asked to uninstall the previous installation of FDM 3. Please note that FDM3 uninstaller will ask you whether you want to remove your download list/settings/etc. Answer NO to keep the ability to move back to FDM3 without losing anything!

Never forget to BACK UP your old FDM 3.x *.sav service files BEFORE installing and testing new FDM 5 alpha. They may be too large to be properly converted to FDM5 format or broken during coversion.

Build 4726.1(2015-04-27)
[*]Improved performance
[*]Improved RAM consumption
[*]Improved stability
[*]Support for Enhanced protected mode in IE11+/Win8
[*]Upon user requests, Del removes the record of a download from the list whereas Shift+Del removes the file from disk as well. The same way the Recycle Bin button on the panel now removes the download record as opposed to the file itself.
[*]Restarting Chrome is no longer required to apply Chrome monitoring settings
[*]Copy URL works correctly for unfinished Youtube downloads
[*]Improved Unicode support for torrent data
[*]Resolved the issue with scrolling on Surface tablets

Known issues
[-]Pressing Del in some dialog windows (i.e., Preferences) may be handled as an attempt to delete the active (selected) download
[-]Actions for context menu items “remove from list” and “delete file(s)” are mixed up
[-]There still are usability issues with scrolling on Surface tablets that will be resolved in the future

FDM 5 Preview, Build 4436

Dear Users!

We are proud to present a new release called FDM 5 Preview: it improves on the previous builds and fixes some bugs. There are still a couple of issues that we are working on (you can see the list below). Below, you can also find a list of new fixes featured in this release.

Download FDM 5 Preview

WARNING!

Google’s new security feature called Safe Browsing blocked the download for this particular version, that is why we are not providing it at the moment. However, the download button above will lead you to our forum where you can always download the latest available build.

When installing a new build, you will be asked to uninstall the previous installation of FDM 3. Please note that FDM3 uninstaller will ask you whether you want to remove your download list/settings/etc. Answer NO to keep the ability to move back to FDM3 without losing anything!

Never forget to BACK UP your old FDM 3.x *.sav service files BEFORE installing and testing new FDM 5 alpha. They may be too large to be properly converted to FDM5 format or broken during coversion.

Known issues:

[-]Import of History from FDM 3 is turned off
[-]RAM consumption can be high under certain circumstances
[-]IE integration will not work in IE11 with Enhanced protected mode turned on
[-]With long lists of downloads (400+), UI might start working slowly

Build 4436

[*]You can choose not to make any file associations during installation
[*]Improved image previews for files with non-ASCII symbols in the name
[*]Improved Youtube downloads: bug fixes and additional download capabilities
[*]Improved browser integration, added support for Firefox 37
[*]More intuitive multiple download selection from the download list
[*]Improved bandwidth throttling when bandwidth limits are set
[*]Several minor changes in the UI and functionality

FDM 5.0 alpha, Build 3768

Dear Users!

Firefox 35 has finally been released, thus we are rolling out a new FDM 5 build (3768), which adds support for Firefox 35.
Please download it from our Forum.

Warning!
If the add-on is still shown as “incompatible with Firefox 35″ after installation, you may need to manually disable and then enable again integration with Firefox via FDM Settings.

Here’s what the problem may look like in Firefox:

You can fix the issue in FDM Settings by going to advanced settings:

And disabling Firefox integration and then enabling it again:

FDM 5.0 alpha, Build 3763

Dear Users,

Having diligently worked on creating a new FDM 5.0 alpha version for the last couple of months, our team is now delighted to present our latest build which brings a lot of UI and stability improvements, as well as a new feature that’s been frequently asked for: the ability to tag downloads.

We have updated the Youtube downloader to keep up with the always-changing Youtube, and we’ve improved the browser integration. You can read more about the changes in this build down below, and there are still some known issues that we are already working on:

[*]Selection checkboxes in the downloads list can work incorrectly in some cases
[*]In some cases non-typical consumption of CPU and memory may be observed
[*]Import of a long downloads list from FDM3 may take a long time

We continue to improve the functionality of our Free Download Manager and enrich the program with new features. That is why your feedback and comments are very welcome.

Please download it from our Forum.

Build 3763 (2014-12-25)
Improvements
[*]Support for tagging downloads has been added
[*]Browser integration has been improved
[*]Downloading from Youtube has been improved
[*]Brand new UI for the Settings dialog. Search for settings has been added.
[*]Memory consumption and stability improvements.
[*]Implemented a simplified UI for configuring traffic restrictions
[*]Suspended support of Opera 12 & Safari 5 browsers
[*]Improved keyboard shortuts processing
[*]Improvements on the functionality of the bottom panel

Known issues

[*]Selection checkboxes in the downloads list can work incorrectly in some cases
[*]In some cases non-typical consumption of CPU and memory may be observed
[*]Import of a long downloads list from FDM3 may take a long time

Never forget to BACKUP your old FDM 3.x *.sav service files BEFORE installing and testing new FDM 5 alpha.

When installing new Alpha build, you will be asked to uninstall the previously installation of FDM 3. Please note that FDM3 uninstaller will ask you whether you want to remove your downloads list/settings/etc. Answer NO to keep the ability to move back to FDM3!

FDM ver. 3.9.3 build 1360

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3.9.3 build 1360. (Oct 25, 2013)
Changes:
[+] Firefox 25-26 support.
[-] Problem with the detection of a new version.

3.9.3 build 1359. (Oct 4, 2013)
Changes:
[*] Improved support of Internet Explorer 11 browser.
[*] Some minor improvements.

3.9.3 build 1358. (Sep 23, 2013)
Changes:
[+] Magnet links support.
[*] Minor improvements in torrents downloading.
[*] Minor interface improvements.
[-] General bug fixes.

FDM 5.0 Alfa

Dear Users!

Having diligently worked on creating a new FDM 5.0 alpha version for the last months, our team is now delighted to present our latest build which brings a completely new, simplified and more user-friendly interface design.

What’s more, we have already provided some advanced features, such as a drag-and-drop option for all links to download videos from YouTube. From now on, you are able to add them to the client without installing any browser plugins.

We continue improving the functionality of our Free Download Manager, as well as enriching the program with new features. That is why your feedback and comments are very welcome.

Please download it from our Forum.

Build 3003(2014-08-08)
[+] An ability to sort out downloads in all categories
[*] Change priority for torrent downloads bug fixed
[*] Some minor interface improvements
[*] Some outline bug fixes

Build 2992 (2014-08-06)
[*] Incorrect behavior of the ”Show in folder” button fixed
[*] Some minor layout improvements
[*] Bug by downloading torrent files with a lot of content fixed
[*] Activation/deactivation of the ”Start download” and ”Pause” options fixed
[-] ”The speed limit” option for the separate downloads temporarily removed (under development)

Build 2980 (2014-08-06)
[*] Some further Youtube download improvements
[*] Many bug fixes in the speed limit settings
[*] Usability improvements
[*] Minor layout improvements

Build 2947 (2014-08-01)
[*] New download list view
[+] Bottom panel shows file thumbnail
[+] BitTorrent checking progress
[+] Status bar added to show total download/upload speed and choose speed limits
[*] Speed limit settings are extended & bug fixed
[*] YouTube download improvements
[*] New batch operations (Pause/Continue/Move to..) on the toolbar
[*] Browser extension changes
[*] Minor UI changes
[*] Overall & stability improvements

Build 2733 (2014-07-10)
+ Web installer
+ Speed modes switch and settings (Settings > Network > Overall speed modes)
+ Downloads list: Ctrl+V opens Add Download dialog with the URL from clipboard
+ Option to enable Peer Exchange (previously it was always enabled)
– Some installers were launched with minimized UAC request
– File tree: could not expand some tree elements
* Display “index.html” as a file name when the latter is unknown
* Close menus when the window is losing focus
* Video thumnails generation performance & bug fixes
* Minor UI changes
* Overall & stability improvements

Build 2627 (2014-06-27)
[+] Thumbnails for video files
[+] Limit number of sections for video downloads
[-] Torrent tracker list: some statuses were not displayed
[*] Increased UI performance
[*] Stability improvements

Build 2601 (2014-06-25)
[-] Last folder was not selected when adding download
[-] Video downloading bug
[*] Improved UI performance (we keep working on it)
[*] libtorrent updated to 1.0 RC3
[*] Stability improvements
[*] Minor UI fixes

Build 2571 (2014-06-20)
[*] Minor UI changes (Chrome-like main menu).

Build 2559 (2014-06-20)
Brand new alpha release.